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Clinical Guidelines

These clinical guidelines are designed to assist clinicians by providing an analytical framework for the evaluation and treatment of the more common problems of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care members. Most of these clinical guidelines have been developed by the Harvard Pilgrim Clinical Guidelines Program. Some have been developed through collaborative efforts (e.g., the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health).

Clinical Guidelines
The following is a complete list of Guidelines available. For a copy of any of these guidelines, accompanying articles, or tools, please call the Medical Management department at 617-509-8723.


Adult Recommendations:

Pediatric Recommendations:

Weight Management

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Cardiorespiratory/ Circulation

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Mental Health

  • Bipolar Disorder (includes):
  • Eating Disorder Guidelines (includes):
  • Depression Guidelines (includes):
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (includes):
  • Panic Disorder (includes):
  • Adult Substance Abuse Guidelines (includes):
  • Pediatric Substance Abuse Guidelines (includes):

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Provider Tools

Improving Medication Adherence*

Weight Management:
Three Steps to Initiate Discussion about Weight Management with Your Patients* (NHLBI)

Alcohol Use:
Alcohol Problem Assessment Tools

Depression Screening in the Primary Care Setting*

Depression Fact Sheet*
Information for your patients